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Temus and AI Singapore sign MOU to accelerate AI innovation and adoption

Temus, a digital transformation services company, recently announced an inaugural partnership with AI Singapore (AISG) at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 13th April 2023. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just a current hot topic of discussion among the technology sector, the impacts, changes and future potential (both good and bad) are making not just huge headlines around the world, we are going to implement and apply AI technology on even wider basis in both work and leisure.

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This strategic partnership between Temus and AISG aims to accelerate AI innovation and adoption among companies in Singapore, contribute to the National AI strategy and reinforce Singapore’s position as a global AI hub. The MOU signing event was held at AISG premises, with Mr Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive, IMDA, as the Guest of Honour for this event.

Temus x AISG MOU

Under this Temus x AISG MOU, both organisations will collaborate to catalyse digital transformation, promote AI adoption, and develop new AI technologies, solutions, and applications for firms based in Singapore. This partnership will also provide training, resources, and mentorship to nurture local AI talent and support local research projects and initiatives.

Matt Johnson, MD Data and AI, Temus and Laurence Liew, Director of AI Innovation, AISG, at the Temus x MoU signing ceremony on Apr 13, 2023.

Witnessing the signing ceremony were (from left) Temus’ executives Srijay Ghosh and KC Yeoh, IMDA Chief Executive Lew Chuen Hong, as well as AISG’s Deputy Executive Chairman Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli and Director of AI Innovation Laurence Liew.

Accelerating AI adoption and deployment for Singapore firms

One important aspect of this collaboration is the encouragement of AI adoption and deployment among organisations under AISG’s flagship 100 Experiments (100E) programme. For companies at that are AI-ready, this programme is designed for them, providing suitable resources and data.

For companies that lack these pre-requisites, AISG partners with Temus to assist these companies, offering guidance on data collection, preparation, and governance. Once AI-ready, companies can utilise AISG’s 100E programme for AI solutions and products, and turn to Temus for deployment and maintenance support. Temus’s “Vison-to-Value” digital transformation capabilities will increase AISG’s capacity to work with organisation to deliver long-term value for business transformation.

One example of such a partnership is in the case of a joint-project with a Singapore-based aviation company. At the preliminary stages of this project, this will see Temus, AISG and the aviation company collaborating to test AI-powered solutions that can make sense of large quantities of unstructured information, leading up to a potential project to drive efficiencies in the company’s contracting and negotiation process.

KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Temus said, “Temus is delighted to partner with AISG to realise the digital aspirations of Singapore’s enterprises and vision to be a Smart Nation. As AI becomes increasingly ubiquitous in our daily work and lives, we hope to strengthen our digital ecosystem with like-minded partners. We aim to help organisations innovate and transform with AI technology and solutions, which will in turn, unlock economic and societal value for Singapore and beyond.”

Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Deputy Executive Chairman, AI Singapore said, “In an increasingly digital world, it is imperative that we increase AI-readiness across sectors and industries, so that Singapore can benefit from the immense potential of AI to catalyse change and develop smart technologies will the capacity to transform societies. We are thrilled to work with Temus to build and sustain a trusted AI environment in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation journey.”

(From left) Temus’ executives Matt Johnson, MD Data and AI, Srijay Ghosh, Founding Member and Chief Revenue Officer, KC Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, as well as Lew Chuen Hong, Chief Executive of IMDA, Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli, Deputy Executive Chairman, AISG, Laurence Liew, Director of AI Innovation, AISG, at the Temus x AISG MoU signing ceremony on Apr 13, 2023.

Broaden training, adoption, and use of AI and machine learning

This partnership will lead to more 100E projects from Temus’s ecosystem of partners and customers, giving rise to more opportunities for Singaporeans to deepen their AI skills in AISG’s AI Apprenticeship Programme (AIAP). This programme allows apprentices to gain hands-on experience in the real-world AI deployment projects that aim to address major challenges within public and private sectors.

Temus and AISG will also ensure that Singaporean companies remain at the forefront of AI advancements by creating new opportunities for businesses to harness the potential of AI and equipping their leaders with the necessary tools to navigate the digital revolution.

This will include jointly delivering AI for Leaders seminars, a by-invite-only monthly event for business leaders and decision makers to gain industry insights on the latest developments in AI, understand the technology, and have discussions on how AI solutions can deliver better business outcomes.

Matt Johnson and Alan Huang, Temus’ Managing Directors for AI & Data and Transformation respectively, delivered the first joint seminar titled “From Vision to Value”, which shares a vision for the AI enabled enterprise and how leaders can deliver business value with the power of AI.

Johnson said, “Companies are harnessing the power of AI to increase agility, creativity, and engagement, improve operational efficiency, enhance customer experience, increase innovation, manage talent better, and improve risk management. However, it is important to use AI ethically and responsibly and balance automation with human skills and empathy.”

* Information and pictures courtesy of Temus and Progressive Communications *

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